“If we’re living a real life, we’ve gained the understanding that getting more doesn’t always lead to feeling happier. In an Instagram life, we’re instead focused on making it look like we have a better life than everyone else. But even as we take our own pictures and apply filters to our world, we’re flipping through other people’s photo streams and feeling envious about what we see. We ask, “Why isn’t that our life?” It’s a hard cycle to break because, as my friend pointed out, someone will always come along at some point and be better than you.”—Learning to Shun the Instagram Life - NYTimes.com (via photographsonthebrain)
Can we just address the fact that media is being physically barred by the police from the riots and affected neighborhoods in Saint Louis, there’s a no fly zone in effect for less than 3000 feet (helicopter distance), and national news is NOT reporting what’s happening right now?!?!
Would really just like everyone to stop it with the cats on the internet and think about what’s going on in their own backyard. Wake up.
You probably already know this, but if you clean the rollers in your Land camera with alcohol, it helps eliminate those white triangles on your Polaroids. Sometimes it adds to the image, though.
Hey there! Thanks for the tip - actually that was literally the first shot fired with my camera ever, and the rollers were in fact perfectly clean. I know when you pull it out you have to be gentle so the rollers evenly distribute the chemistry - it’s just a matter of that was my first one so my hand hadn’t quite got the hang of the pull. The rest of the shots were all just fine though, I was much more gentle :)
You are really beautiful. What advice would you give to someone really slim that wants to stay in shape, but not lose weight?
I don’t formally work out but I’m a big fan of strength building activities that work out your body by defacto since I’m lazy and can’t commit to a gym. I’m into fun, challenging activities that trick me into getting a workout while having a good time - ie hiking, always taking the stairs, climbing or pole. I try to swallow some protein drink and eat protein bars a few times a week since the only way for me to not be a total stick is to keep on at least some kind of muscle. Being happy with your life and elevating your mood doesn’t hurt either. I’ve never weighed more than 116 in my life but when I was seriously depressed I’d dipped to barely 100 and it looked really bad, on a small frame that 10 pounds is huge. Right now and on average I’m 110.